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mean blizzard conditions for some of the areas. i want to show you the forecast map. this will be friday afternoon. upstate new york right along the coast of the low and it would include snow mixed with rain and would include the jersey shore and probably portions of long island and maybe southern connecticut. but as we go late sbeer the evening into friday night that could turn to all snow and by saturday we're likely going to be experiencing blizzard conditions in some of these areas. how much snow could fall? this is just an early estimate but would could be measuring snow in feet. where you see this area in pink, there's still a potential of a six to ten-inch snowfall. it's too soon to nail it down but as we go throughout the day, we're going to have a much better idea. i'm david bernard, cbs news, miami. well, some of the most controversial aspects of america's war on al qaeda could be aired in public when president obama's choice for cia
has his confirmation hearing. john brennan will be asked questions about interrogation techniques such as waterboarding including carrying out drone attacks against u.s. citizens. the white house is expected to stay ahead of that controversy. last night the administration acknowledged it would give congressional committee members access to classified documents that outline the government's stance on drone strikes against suspected terrorists who are also american citizens. the report will be in the hands of those lawmakers just hours before john brennan's confirmation hearing begins, and he will be the one today who's answering questions about the legality of killing americans who are believed to be senior al qaeda leaders such as the american-bern cleric anwar al awlaki who was killed in a 2010 drone strike. critics say the strikes violate the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of the united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack.
>> on wednesday the white house defended the program. >> the methods that we use are designed specifically to avoid civilian casualties. i think it's fair to say that far fewer civilians lose their lives in an effort to go after senior leadership in al qaeda. >> brennan is likely to face tough questions from members of the president's own party. democrat ron wyden of oregon is one of 11 senators who pressured the white house to lease its legal justification for carrying out deadly strikes against americans. he was threatening to delay brennan's confirmation process and says he wants to know more about brennan's role in the drone program. despite the pushback john brennan is expected to be confirmed as head of the cia. in 2009 he took his name out of consideration for the post after questions were raised about his views on enhanced interrogation techniques. this time brennan has already told lawmakers that while at the
agency he raised objections about the policies privately. meanwhile secretary of defense leon panetta testifies on capitol hill today about the deadly attack on the u.s. compound in benghazi, libya. this follows his dire warnings yesterday about the impact of dramatic budget cuts due to kick in next moth the so-called sequestration. panetta spelled out a list of cuts the pentagon will have to make, cuts he says will seriously undermine the military. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cuts are already happening. the pentagon is shrinking its presence in the persian gulf of aircraft carriers. it's par of that long list that secretary panetta released saying these cuts are going to have to happen in the coming weeks all because congress cannot agree on an alternative to the automatic budget cuts that are planning to kick in as well as a 2013 budget. the "uss truman" was scheduled
to pull out of norfolk, virginia, tomorrow expected to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came in the truman will stay in port to save money. >> playing the waiting game. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion in budget cuts that kick in march 1st. >> this is not a game. >> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta says congress's inact to find a way to avoid the cuts has endangered america's security. >> these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crises precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> the idea behind sequestration was that the budget cuts would be so objectionable here on capitol hill that congress would agree on an alternative. well, that's proven to be easier said than done.
i fought to not have the sequester in the first place, but the president didn't want to have to deal with the debt limit again before his re-election. >> they passed budgets that are wholly objectionable to most americans. they didn't become law because of that, because they don't have the support of the american people. >> if washington can't agree on a plan, some economists say up to 1 million people could lose their jobs. now here on capitol hill, senate democrats are said to be close to legislation that would temporarily forestall these automatic cuts. it would involve tax increases by closing tax loopholes as well as spending cuts. republicans are apparently planning to reoffer legislation that failed in the past that would cut the federal work force. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington, thank you. well, the senate armed services committee has postponed a vote on chuck hagel, president obama's choice to replace panetta as defense secretary.
the committee wants more information about hagel's finances. and news that the postal service is cutting back mail delivery to five days a week is not sitting well in rural areas of the country or with letter kwar carriers but the postmaster general says it's a choice the service had to make. oopz danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: no more mail on saturdays. to save money, the u.s. postal service is ending saturday first-class mail delivery beginning in august. many customers saw this day coming. >> i think it's probably long overdue because they've been having so many budget issues. >> i also have been doing everything online for a really long time, so i don't think it's necessarily going to impact my world. >> reporter: over the past six years the postal service lost $41 billion despite laying off 35% of its work force. >> it would be irresponsible for the postal service not to pursue this course. we are in a situation where we are obligated to make some tough choices and decisions.
>> local post offices with saturday hours will still be open, and mail carriers will continue to deliver express and priority mail as well as packages on saturday. >> there's a strong and growing demand for our delivery and we'll continue to meet that throughout the decade. >> reporter: congress usually approves any big changes at the post office, but the independent agency found a way to sidestep lawmakers, and most americans believe it is the right move. polls show nearly seven in ten people support the switch to five-day delivery service if it cuts costs. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. on the "cbs moneywatch," why netflix could come out ahead despite those postal cuts, and a major bank pays up in a rate-fixing scandal. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> and good morning to you, anne-marie. well asian markets retreated from yesterday's highs ahead of the meeting by european
central bank. tokyo's nikkei dropped half a percent. on wall street, fourth quarter earnings reports did not impress investors, the dow gained just over 7 points to close at 13,986. the nasdaq dropped 3 points. a third bank has been hit with a huge fine for manipulating global interest rates. the royal bank of scotland has agreed to pay $610 million, and the bankers will pay it back because the royal bank was bailed out by british taxpayers in 2008. this is the third international bank to be fined in the so-called libelous scandal. the ntsb will update the investigation into the battery fire of the boeing dreamliner today. chairman deborah says the board is still weeks away from determining a cause. the dreamliner is still grounded but the faa gave boeing permission to relocate a single plane from texas to washington state. and the loss of saturday's mail could be netflix's gain.
experts estimate the postal service plan to deliver mail only five days a week could save netflix as much as $100 million on postal fees. investors like the news and sent netflix's stock up 6%. there's some positive on that. >> silver lining for someone. ashley morrison here in new york. thank you. well, coming up on the "morning news," alzheimer's disease expected to reach epidemic levels and later new jersey governor chris christie fighting back on the sensitive issue over his health. this is the "cbs morning news." sensitive issue over his health. this >> announcer: "moneywatch" sponsored by vagisil. count on it. by advantagevagisil. count on it.
when a car slammed into them. both vehicles burst into flames. officials say it took until wednesday to identify the bodies. 26-year-old nicole thomas has been charmed with dui and vehicular homicide. she escaped with minor injuries. well caring for patients with alzheimer's's disease costs about $200 billion a year but experts say that number could jump to $1 trillion onover the next few decades. vinita nair spoke with someone who is helping her father deal with this crippling disease. >> did you eat breakfast? >> reporter: amy lee takes care of her father benny who was diagnosed with alzheimer's three and a half years ago. >> when he was first diagnosed he would say what's happening to me, i don't remember anything or something's wrong. but now he's past that phase because his language skills are no longer as strong. >> reporter: more and more americans are finding themselves in amy's position. >> there's a lot of frustration. it's overwhelming. >> reporter: a new study
predicts the number of seniors with the memory-robbing disease is going to skyrocket from about 5 million today to about 13.8 million in 2015. the baby boom generation is entering into retirement years and as they age we know the number of alzheimer's disease will continue dramatically. >> reporter: as many as 15 million people currently care for loved ones. as the number of patients go up, so does the burden on society and families. researchers don't know what causes alzheimer's, and there's no cure. >> right now we're not prepared as a country to deal with this crisis. >> yeah, who's that? >> reporter: amy's dad will turn 90 this summer. she knows his mental faculties will only continue to decline. >> i think there will be a point where he's not going to be able to live at home anymore, so that's going to be a big sad step. >> reporter: her goal is to make sure he has as much dignity as possible as he enters the last stage of his life.
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here's a look at here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, the high of 33. miami turning cloudy with 82 the high. chicago, ice and rain, a chilly 38. dallas, showers, 74. los angeles, 64. and time now for a check of the national forecast. the calm before the storm in the northeast. it will be dry and chilly with temperatures in the single digits in parts of northern new england. expect a wintry mix of rain and snow in iowa. and in ohio, rain, some of it heavy, will roll across parts of the south, and a major storm moves into the pacific northwest. in sports now, lance armstrong will be sued for millions of dollars today. sca promotions is seeking to recover $12 million it paid to armstrong for winning the tour de france. the company wants the money back in light of the cyclist's admission to doping during those races. in the nba, the hot-shooting rockets take on the heat.
first quarter miami's dwyane wade picks arden's pocket and goes down the court for the uncontested slam. wade would finish with 31 points, and the heat pull away to win 114-108. in the college ranks now, number 5 kansas struggles on the road against texas christian. the jayhawks scored 13 points in the second half. they can't recover from the slow start and lose 62-55. it is the first big win in the conference for texas. a rough night for carey price. he takes a shot right between the thighs there. that's during warmup. things didn't get much better for him. he gives up two third period goals to boston and a little more than two minutes and the bruins win, 2-1. when we return now, weighing his political future. new jersey governor chris christie has choice words for a former white house doctor who offered a dire prediction. a former white house doctor who offered a dire prediction.
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some green. when the rain will hit and how long it'll last. plus: new information in the kevin collins case. the critical clue police just learned... that they wish they knew in 1984. and handcuffed in the back seat. how a parolee stole a bay area police van. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's thursday,
here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., mostly cloudy, 42. atlanta and st. louis can expect rain. denver, sunshine, a high of 50. and seattle, rain, 48 the high. well, new jersey governor chris christie is firing back at comments about his weight. former white house doctor connie mariano said on "cbs this morning" yesterday that she's worried christie could have a heart attack. christie hit back and said it was completely irresponsible to make a diagnosis without examining him. >> if she wants to get on a plane and come to new jersey and ask to examine me andry view my medical history, i'll have a conversation about her with that. until that time she should shut up. >> a debate with christie's weight began when he appeared monday on david letterman and jokingly ate a doughnut.
a new survey released this morning by career-builder looks at the most common excuses employees give for being late to work. the number one reason? traffic. some of the more outrageous excuses finch for being late include an employee dropped her purse into the newspaper box. another claimed to be delivering a stranger's baby on the roadside. one said she had to put a raincoat on a cement duck. and an employee's angry wife soaked his keys in a glass of water. too bad they don't give raises for creativity. this is the "morning news."
announcer: they dreamed of it they trained for it. now all they need is a chance. i've been passed over so many times. announcer: america's best companies are hiring. the person who will be getting a job is... french and malian troops continue to wage a campaign against the is lachl lamb islamics. the historic town of timbuktu was liberated last week. as elizabeth palmer reports most of its priceless treasures were preserved thanks to one man and a clever plan.
>> reporter: fabled timbuktu these days is a dusty town but proud of its noble heritage amid its culture, art, and medieval scholarships. last april it was invaded by islamic extremists who drove into town with their heavy weapons and took over. abdul was there. he's one of the keepers of a trove of priceless arabic manuscripts. the extremists' arrival, he told us, triggered his emergency plan. >> translator: i bought every tin box i could find the kind we store household goods in he said, and my staff and i filled them with manuscripts until the library was empty. manuscripts including a 12th century astrology chart and an ancient arab genealogy. abdul quietly distributed the boxes to families to hide inside
their humble homes. >> reporter: you sort of scattered them all over town. and then he fled from timbuktu where extremists were imposing strict islamic law. they staged public flogging and destroyed ancient tombs so there was every reason to fear every manuscripts painstakingly restored and since then the library of congress has been making digital copies for safety. when pictures emerged last week of timbuktu's manuscripts burned probably by returning extremists, the world was horrified, but less than 1% of that collection belonging to the government was lost says hidera. and as for his 30,000 documents hidden away in the boxes, they're all safe. does that make you a hero? >> translator: well, he say, i think of myself more as a rescuer. first and foremost, though he's guardian and savior of one of the world's great historical
legacies. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, bamako. well, from ancient books to one that was long overdue until this week. it was checked out in a new york library almost 55 years ago. library records don't go back thal far so there's no way to find out who borrowed it but the person who returned it included a check for $100. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," preparation for a major blizzard targeting the northeast on friday. we'll have your forecast. plus, a scandal at the miami-dade police department where officers are accused of ignoring emergency calls. and the ceo of caesar's corp rarks gary loveman talks about modernizing health care and social security. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. watching. i'm anne-marie grn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it is thursday february 7. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is just about 4:30. let's get a check on the weather with lawrence. >> guess what, guys. we're breaking out the doppler today! that's right. >> you're happy. >> i'm very happy about that. got some showers showing up outside. how about that? light so far. but we're going to see more throughout the day. we'll talk about that coming up. >> we'll keep a close eye on the possibly slick surfaces out there. a little roadwork toward the golden gate bridge. >> thank you. san francisco police are focused on a man who has been dead for years as they reopen a cold case from 1984. it's the case involving kevin collins who was kidnapped at the age of 10. the person of interest is wayne
jackson, who died five years ago and had a history of child abuse. he was a neighbor of collins' and was considered a possible suspect at the time. >> he was detained. he was interviewed. he allowed a consent search of the same house we just did the search warrant on and a photo spread was shown to the two witnesses that described the suspect with the large black dog. and they weren't able to pick him out of the photo spread. >> the knew enough about his past. listen, they dropped the ball on this guy. >> marc klaas, whose daughter was murdered says the police department should have taken jackson more seriously back in 1984. tuesday's triple murder up in sonoma county was a drug deal gone bad. the three men were shot in a cabin near forestville. one from new york, one from colorado, another local to buy marijuana. they were shot to death in a bedroom that was full of pot. >> what i hear